The Disappearing Spoon Summary

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Sam Kean, a Washington D.C. writer with works in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, The Believer, Air & Space, Science, and The New Scientist, has created a user-friendly book about how to explain the periodic table and the elements that occupy it by writing the book The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of Elements. He provides an insight into the world of chemistry that relates to his audience, even those who do not have a PhD in a science field. As the book goes on, Kean slowly unravels the mysteries of the periodic table in a way that is simple and almost easy to understand. The book takes the reader through the different worlds of the scientists and the many different elements while keeping a soft tone, so the reader feels engaged with the stories which the author tells throughout the entire book. However, the book is more than just a book on chemistry; it tells the stories, sometimes the love stories, of the scientists who discovered them. It …show more content…
It related the elements to different things that are used in the daily lives of people. The use to history made the stories of the different elements more relatable and easier to understand, and instead of throwing the reader into a deep hole of information, Sam Kean eases into the elements with chapters that are filled with not only helpful information but with also quotes that can also be adapted to life in general. In conclusion, The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean was a helpful read for it stated the information in such a way that people, even those who know very little about the elements, can come to a bigger understanding of the world around them. Sam Kean structured his book for the average reader. However, in no way does this mean that the information is not of high

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